Basketball is one of the most popular sports in America. Kids from all races, cultures, economic states and walks of life harbor dreams of one day sinking a basketball into a hoop on a massive pro court.
The most professional players are in California, no surprise, but other states come out on top when you compare population size to the number of players produced before they hit the big leagues.
While California has the richest basketball background in America, the research has revealed that four states actually offer the best chance for kids to become professional basketball players based on population. Here are the four states with the highest professional basketball players per 1 million people: